B - Hours
“B-Hours”, a program that connects UCD undergraduate students with professional clients on campus and in the community. We form student-led teams and provide them an opportunity to develop clinical prototypes for their clients. It is our mission to provide hands-on design experience to undergraduate engineering students from all backgrounds and prior experience levels. Furthermore, we network and connect our students with knowledgeable industry mentors as well as professors to help further develop their technical expertise.
In the last year we expanded to have fifty student members working on projects including an AR prosthetic fitting app, biosensor, and hand-powered centrifuge. In the light of COVID-19 we hosted a design competition for students to design innovative new ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In the upcoming year we hope to expand the program further and partner more heavily with medical professionals at the UCD Sacramento Medical Center.